DATE & TIME: Monday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
LOCATION: Lesley Art + Design’s brand new, lower-level screening room, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Porter Square T-Stop on the Red Line.
LINK: RSVP, if you wish, via the Facebook Event, here
Oliver Wasow is a fine art photographer currently living and working in Rhinebeck, NY. He has published two books: Friends, Enemies and Strangers (2018) and Artist Unknown/The Free World (2011). Wasow’s latest book, Friends, Enemies and Strangers, is about beauty and power, faith and despair, and truth and fiction. His publisher describes Wasow’s process as: “Using images he’s taken in his studio and found in flea markets and on the Internet, Wasow employs an array of post-production techniques to create a cast of characters that prompts us to reconsider not only the parameters of photographic portraiture, but what we can know of human nature.” The book also includes an essay by Matthew Weinstein and a story by Rabih Alameddine.
Wasow has participated in a number of solo and group shows, both nationally and internationally, including such major exhibitions as Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Image World at the Whitney Museum of Art, and The Photography of Invention at the National Gallery of Art. His photographs are included in private and public collections, including The Met, Whitney, Museum of Modern Art, and Milwaukee Art Museum. He has been the recipient of various grants and awards, including twice receiving grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation as well as New York State Council on the Arts.
Wasow received his BA from Hunter College and his Master’s Degree in New Media from the Transart Institute in Austria. He also has served as a gallery director and curator. Wasow teaches in Lesley’s Low Residency MFA program and the School of Visual Arts studio and MFA programs. He is represented by Theodore:Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
Friends, Enemies and Strangers was published this past June by Saint Lucy Books, a publishing project of Mark Alice Durant. At the talk, Durant will also speak about Saint Lucy. Check out a preview of the book, including some images and Wasow’s statement, on Lenscratch.